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    Did anyone get an nws alert via text today?

    Scared the crap out of me

    Any idea how to disable?

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    Where you in some sort of tornado warning area? I have never seen 1 of those and I have been around a lot of bad weather.

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    Nvm, just realized its built into the messages app

    Go to settings and you'll see you can receive presidential, extreme, severe, and amber alerts

    I disabled severe and amber for now


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    Oh my alert was for flooding and had a friggin siren alert

    Nearly made me pull the car off the side of the road

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    We have had some pretty bad weather here in Ohio and iv never gotten one and all of mine are check marked.

    Having said that, i do get alerts direct from the NWS, they had a beta opening for text alerts that are for emergency personal, skywarn spotters and such and I got in on that as a spotter.
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    hahah!

    I got one today as well for a flood warning. I was half asleep when that thing came blaring on lol!!!
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    Seems clear that only certain NWS warnings will register. It's part of CMAS.

    Commercial Mobile Alert System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Yesterday alone, I had three warnings: Areal Flood Advisory, Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning. Only the FFW triggered the CMAS alert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallchild View Post
    Nvm, just realized its built into the messages app

    Go to settings and you'll see you can receive presidential, extreme, severe, and amber alerts

    I disabled severe and amber for now


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    Where in settings?
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    It's in settings for the stock messaging app

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    Ok, thought you meant >settings> then locate it. You meant go into the messaging app then select settings. gotcha. thanks.
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    funny, mine didn't go off and we had tornado warnings with touchdowns too. lol

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    I'm in ne Pennsylvania. Was in a tornado warning/watch, wore up to a txt telling me to seek shelter now!!!.. .first time I've ever got a txt like that

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    So if you disable the stock messaging app, will you still get these using a third party app like Handcent?
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    I have received two weather alerts so far. Startled me horribly!

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    Just got one for a tornado watch until 9pm. Went right to the weather channel and weather bug apps and nothing there about tornadoes. Weather has been very calm since some rain earlier today. I think they sent it out for the wrong area.
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    Central NJ here. Got one this afternoon for a flood watch. I was on a conference call when it came in so I really didn't pay much attention to the alert...
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    I'm in Ohio...had some nice thundestorm cells roll through here since getting this phone...have had no warnings what so ever, although weatherbug has keept me up to date
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    Quote Originally Posted by strtgng View Post
    So if you disable the stock messaging app, will you still get these using a third party app like Handcent?
    No, they seem to still go to the stock messaging app as far as I can tell.
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    Last week we had tornado warnings and the alert went off. It was LOUD!

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    Just got another tornado alert! There's only a slight chance of thunderstorms in the area. Not something that I need to take immediate cover for. Just got an extension for the alert while typing this. I really think it's sending me alerts for the wrong area.
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    Just saw the same alert on tv in the office for my area so I guess it is working correctly.
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    does anyone know if these alerts still make the noise in silent mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfancy3 View Post
    does anyone know if these alerts still make the noise in silent mode?
    No, but your phone will vibrate if you have it set to vibrate for an incoming call. It is the same level as your call setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfancy3 View Post
    does anyone know if these alerts still make the noise in silent mode?
    System settings>>>Sound>>>Scroll to bottom>>>Emergency tone>>> Choose Off/Alert/Vibrate... I keep mine on off... Rather have silent alerts..
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    I'm having the same issue I need to change the location but I can't figure it out

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